Crawfish Fiesta

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Crawfish Fiesta
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Studio album by Professor Longhair
Released 1980
Recorded 1979
Genre New Orleans blues, New Orleans R&B, Louisiana blues, boogie-woogie
Length 42:18
Label Alligator Records
Producer Allison Kaslow, Andrew Kaslow, Bruce Iglauer
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Robert Christgau A[1]

Crawfish Fiesta is an album recorded in 1979 by Professor Longhair during his revival period only months before his death in January 1980, and released in 1980 by Alligator Records. It features a tight band (three horns and a guitar) and Dr. John as guest guitarist. The album was recorded at the SeaSaint Studios in New Orleans, and won the first W.C. Handy Blues Album of the Year award in 1980.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Roy Byrd; except where indicated

  1. "Big Chief" (Earl King; Ulis Gaines, Wardell Quezergue) – 3:13
  2. "Her Mind is Gone" – 4:23
  3. "Something on Your Mind" (Big Jay McNeely) – 4:10
  4. "You're Driving Me Crazy" – 2:34
  5. "Red Beans" (McKinley Morganfield) – 4:09
  6. "Willie Fugal's Blues" – 2:03
  7. "It's My Fault Darling" (Miles Grayson, Lermon Horton) – 4:54
  8. "In the Wee Wee Hours" – 3:23
  9. "Cry to Me" (Bert Russell) – 3:35
  10. "Bald Head" – 2:58
  11. "Whole Lotta Lovin' (Fats Domino song)" (Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino) – 3:46
  12. "Crawfish Fiesta" – 3:10

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